‘This was a nasty stoppage’: UFC stars Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou lead criticism of the referee’s resolution to finish Derrick Lewis’ battle with Sergei Pavlovich early… with an offended Dallas crowd left booing the Russian’s win
- Sergei Pavlovich picked up greatest win of his profession after beating Derrick Lewis
- The battle was ended 55 seconds in after the Russian landed a flurry of punches
- Derrick protested the choice and followers confirmed their frustration by booing
- Present UFC stars and followers took to social media to criticise’s referee’s resolution
Sergei Pavlovich picked up the largest win of his profession after beating Derrick Lewis on Saturday, however the way in which the battle ended has been criticised closely.
The Russian heavyweight was declared the winner lower than a minute into the battle after catching Lewis with a flurry of punches, leaving his opponent on the deck.
Lewis bought again to his ft virtually instantly however referee Dan Miragliotta waved the battle off handy Pavlovich the sixteenth win of his UFC profession, resulting in protests from the previous.
Sergei Pavlovich picked up the largest win of his profession after beating Derrick Lewis
Nonetheless, upon replay, it’s not sure what number of punches Pavolvich landed, with boos heard echoing across the American Airways Heart in Dallas.
Plenty of present and former UFC fighters took to social media to show their frustration on the referee’s resolution.
Former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier Tweeted: ‘This was a nasty stoppage!!!!’.
Present heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou mirrored these views as he posted: ‘That’s positively an early stoppage’.
The Russia fighter was closely booed by followers, who have been annoyed by the referee’s resolution
In the meantime, Bantamweight fighter Merab Dvalishvili mentioned: ‘Early stoppage !!! Have to present the fighter an opportunity to get again within the battle’.
Followers additionally took to social media to vent their frustration. One mentioned: ‘I’d say I can perceive why the ref thought to cease it due to the face down fall however it was nonetheless a nasty stoppage primarily based on the moment response from Lewis.
A second fan tweeted: ‘Whoever the ref was on Lewis/Pavlovich needs to be reffing on the regional scene tomorrow. EMBARRASSING stoppage’.